In honor of our latest podcast, I would first like to share a hilarious link for Little House on the Prairie enthusiasts everywhere: The Wilder Life author Wendy McClure’s Laura-inspired Twitter feed, @halfpintingalls.
I hope you’ll forgive me for a trip down memory lane, but if you need any more evidence that many, many girls have longed to go to Laura (Ingalls) World, check out these photos from the family archive:
Here’s another one for the “literary drama” file (see: The literary vs. commercial fiction showdown). After Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize last week, she promptly gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal in which she suggested that chick-lit authors write “very derivative, banal stuff.” A lot of readers and writers were not amused. Others dismissed the complaints as whining.
Did you hear that there was a Royal Wedding this morning? BookPage’s romance columnist Christie Ridgway—also a novelist—wants you to play her Royal Wedding drinking game. (If you missed the wedding at 5 a.m., you can no doubt catch highlights for the rest of the day, and eternally online.)
Finally, Sunday’s edition of the New York Times Book Review features a hilarious essay about how writers through the ages have self-promoted. If you think tweeting and blogging take a lot of effort, just think about writing an entire novel “while suspended in a glass cage outside the Moulin Rouge nightclub for 72 hours.” !!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. What are you planning to read?